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Each year, Cumberland County Schools names a graduating senior at each high school as a Standout Senior. Skye Corley will graduate from Cumberland Polytechnic High School.

Opinion: The N.C. General Assembly is proposing to divert millions of taxpayer dollars, in an arguably unconstitutional manner, away from the public schools and into the hands of private and parochial schools with none of the transparency and accountability required of the public schools.

Cumberland Community Foundation on Tuesday announced $557,150 in scholarship awards to students at a reception at Cape Fear Botanical Garden.

Each year, Cumberland County Schools names a graduating senior at each high school as a Standout Senior. Inayat Zulfiqar will graduate from Cross Creek Early College High School. He answered these questions about his education and his future.

Joshaih Blue will graduate from A.B. Wilkins High School. Read what he had to say about his high school years and his future

High school graduation ceremonies begin Thursday for students in Cumberland County Schools, according to a news release. The ceremonies will be at the Crown Coliseum. …

Each year, Cumberland County Schools names a graduating senior at each high school as a Standout Senior. The 17  2023 Standout Seniors  are bright, hard-working students who have overcome the odds to graduate and dedicate themselves to serving their community.

Each year, Cumberland County Schools names a graduating senior at each high school as a Standout Senior. The 17  2023 Standout Seniors  are bright, hard-working students who have overcome the odds to graduate and dedicate themselves to serving their community.

Hershey Bell has been named the founding dean of the Methodist University College of Medicine. University President Stanley T. Wearden announced Bell’s appointment on Thursday, according to a university news release.

Former Cumberland County substitute teacher charged with indecent liberties with student

A former substitute teacher with Cumberland County Schools was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a student and eight counts of felonious restraint.

To commemorate Fayetteville State University’s undergraduate Class of 2023, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin traveled from Washington to Fayetteville to deliver a commencement speech on Saturday urging graduates to serve others beyond their college years.

Fayetteville Technical Community College graduated more than 1,900 students Friday during its 61st annual commencement exercises. Two ceremonies were held at the Crown Coliseum, according to a college news release.

Terry Sanford High School principal, assistant principal suspended during investigation

The principal and assistant principal of Terry Sanford High School have been suspended indefinitely with pay because of an ongoing investigation, according to Cumberland County Schools. The suspensions of principal John Godbolt and assistant principal Quantisha Spencer were effective May 1. The school district is conducting the investigation.

Vin Intini has been affiliated with coaching boys’ and girls’ lacrosse at Fayetteville Academy for more than a decade, but when it comes to pinpointing his best team during that span he doesn’t hesitate. The current crop of girls, who have forged a 15-1 record, occupy the No. 1 spot in his book as they enter the NCISAA Division II state playoffs today with a home match at 4:30 p.m. against Greensboro Day.

Hard to believe, but high school football season is already here as Cumberland County teams are engaged in off-season spring conditioning. There is no set schedule when teams can hold the workouts, so some have already finished while others are in progress. A few will begin later.

Board of Education awards contract for enhanced campus security system

Campuses within Cumberland County Schools will soon have a new security system in place that tracks visitors entering and exiting school property. The county Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to award a contract to Raptor Technologies, a company that provides digital campus security to school districts. The contract will cost more than $196,000 in initial, one-time funding and an additional $60,175 in annual funding.

Methodist University celebrated more than 250 undergraduate and graduate students during its 60th spring commencement exercises Friday and Saturday. The university celebrated “Commencement Weekend” with three ceremonies for the Class of 2023 over two days: a graduate commencement and Baccalaureate service on campus on Friday and an undergraduate commencement at the Crown Coliseum on Saturday, according to a university news release.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will deliver the 2023 undergraduate commencement address at Fayetteville State University on May 13, according to the university’s communications office.

More than 250 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees at Methodist University’s commencement on Friday and Saturday. The graduate ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Huff Concert Hall on campus, according to a news release. More than 60 students will complete one of the university’s 10 graduate programs. At 10 a.m. Saturday at Crown Coliseum, about 200 graduates of undergraduate programs will receive their degrees.

An exhibit curated by Jack Britt High School students features artifacts from Task Force Dagger, America's military response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The North Carolina Department of Information Technology will bring its “Closing the Digital Divide Listening Tour to Fayetteville on Tuesday. The session is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Tony Rand Student Center at Fayetteville Technical Community College, according to a Cumberland County news release.

Cumberland County Schools will host a “kindergarten showcase” to introduce incoming kindergarten students and their families to the elementary school environment.

Artwork by students in kindergarten through 12th grade is featured in the annual Cross Creek Mall Student Art Show through May 1, according to a Cumberland County Schools news release.

A golf tournament will raise money to support a scholarship named in honor of a graduate and lifelong educator at Terry Sanford High School.

The third  annual Trojan Fit 5K Color Run/Walk is scheduled for April 22.

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